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AB-1527 Cannabis: Cannabis Control Appeals Panel.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 26040 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

26040.
 (a) (1) There is established in state government, in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency,  government  a Cannabis Control Appeals Panel which shall consist of the following members:
(A) One member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
(B) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(C) Three members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by a majority vote of all of the members elected to the Senate.
(2) Each member, at the time of their  his or her  initial appointment, shall be a resident of a different county from the one in which either of the other members resides. Members of the panel shall receive an annual salary as provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(b) The members of the panel may be removed from office by their appointing authority.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that this act furthers the purposes and intent of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016.
SEC. 3.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
Licensing of commercial cannabis took place on January 1, 2018. Immediate clarification of procedures relating to the appointment of members to the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel is necessary to address disputes between applicants, licensees, and licensing authorities.